Tag Archives: Food Marketing Institute

For safe keeping

Research shows food safety is a top concern for consumers. Is the industry doing enough? Consumers ask themselves a lot of questions when considering … Continue reading

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FMI Foundation Announces Food Safety Auditing Scholarship Program

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation has initiated a scholarship program aimed at students currently enrolled in food and agricultural science majors who have a … Continue reading

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FMI’s “Shopping For Health” Survey Results

According to Shopping For Health 2013, the 21st annual study released today by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention, published by Rodale, shoppers … Continue reading

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Manufacturers, Retailers Benchmark Food Waste Metrics in Study

The food industry issued its first-ever analysis of food waste data collected directly from food manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers. The study was conducted by … Continue reading

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The healthcare conundrum

The pending introduction of Obamacare raises plenty of questions for the supermarket industry. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

FMI to Present Inaugural Gold Plate Award at Health and Wellness

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will announce the winners of its Gold Plate Award at Health and Wellness @ Retail conference in San Antonio … Continue reading

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FMI Responds to USDA’s New COOL Requirements for Meat

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today issued the following statement from FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new … Continue reading

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Food Retailers Chart More Positive Business Environment and Financial Performance

Sixty percent of food retailers reported higher customer counts and 46 percent noted stronger transaction sizes in fiscal year 2012 compared with the prior … Continue reading

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Food City Store Manager Receives National Recognition

Arlie Watson, Jr., store manager of the Gatlinburg, Tenn., Food City was recently chosen as one of ten finalists in Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) … Continue reading

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Food Retail Survey Anticipates Amplified Audit Function Over Five Years

Supermarket audit departments and audit budgets will witness resource expansions congruent to the expanding roles within information technology, retail operations and supply chain departments, … Continue reading

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FMI Applauds Senate Vote on Marketplace Fairness Act that Supports Changing Retail Landscape

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) welcomed the U.S. Senate’s strong support of the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743). The legislation garnered 69 votes for final … Continue reading

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New Food Retail Industry Outlook is Personal, Digital and Virtual

Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow’s Trends Delivered Today, unveiled by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), is an analytical expression of the future of the supermarket … Continue reading

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FMI Announces 2013 Store Manager Award Winners

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) honored four grand prize winners for its 13th annual Store Manager Award presentation at FMI’s professional development conference, Future … Continue reading

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Meeting of the minds

Industry officials call GMDC’s spring conference a must-attend event for anyone in the supermarket HBC business. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Retailers Unite to Emphasize Common Sense Nutrition Information

Grocery retailers met today with their members of Congress to continue building support for the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 1249), which addresses … Continue reading

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Grocers Gather in Washington to Advocate on Supermarket Industry Issues

Grocery retailers, wholesalers and food industry state association executives representing more than 30 states assembled in Washington, DC today to urge Congress to act … Continue reading

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FMI Opposes USDA’s Unreasonably Burdensome COOL Rule

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) submitted comments today to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that criticize the scope of labeling required by proposed changes … Continue reading

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FMI Annouces Store Manager Award Finalists

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced today FMI’s 14th annual Store Manager Awards’ finalists. FMI will select four grand prize winners among the 10 … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Institute Announces Support for SHIELD Act

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced its support for H.R. 845, the SHIELD Act. The bill, currently before the House Judiciary Committee, would establish … Continue reading

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FMI Argues USDA COOL Rule Increases Burdens on Food Retailers and Consumers

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Regulatory Counsel Erik Lieberman made the following statement today on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed rule that further … Continue reading

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Annual Power of Meat Consumer Survey: Price Still Important, Need for Convenience Growing

Price and value continue to lead meat purchasing decisions however, the focus on price is no longer as strong as it has been in … Continue reading

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Observations from FMI Mid-Winter

At the FMI Mid-Winter conference in Scottsdale. Some interesting observations. First, while much of the country struggles with way-below freezing temperatures you can’t beat … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Refreshments’ Joe Burke Honored with FMI’s Albers Award

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today recognized an outstanding trading partner advocate in the food retail community, Joe Burke, vice president of retail industry affairs … Continue reading

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Unified Grocers CEO Al Plamann Receives Humanitarian Industry Award

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today announced the recipient of the Herbert Hoover Award, CEO of Unified Grocers, Inc., Alfred Plamann. At this year’s FMI … Continue reading

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A vision for 2020

Food retailing continues to undergo major changes. Some of the industry’s top executives offer insights and opportunities. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories